Office Hours: M 1:00-2:00 and 4:00-5:00, W 3:00-5:00, or by appointment
The other part of your course grade is the final exam, which is a take-home exam to be posted here on Friday April 28, 2017 and is due at my office, my mailbox in the ECEE Department Office or as a PDF file via email by 9:00 AM Mountain time Monday May 8, 2017. It will consist of problems similar to those given as homework during the semester.
There is bound to be a certain amount of informal discussion of the homework problems among students currently enrolled in the class. As long as this discussion does not entail someone solving the problem for someone else, I have no objection to it. Do not, however, consult solutions to homework problems from previous years when the course was offered. I am always happy to provide what help and direction I can during office hours, by email or by separate appointment. I expect that work turned in to me with your name on it represents your unique write-up and understanding of the solution to a problem, rather than a copy of some collective effort. For the final exam, there is to be absolutely no consultation between students. I will be available to answer any questions on interpretation of the problems on the final exam.
The text for this course is Electromagnetic Boundary Problems by E. F. Kuester and D. C. Chang (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2016). Errata for the text can be found here. The course is divided into three main parts, in which the following topics will be covered:
Maxwell’s equations: multipole expansions, boundary and jump conditions.
Potential representations: Lorenz and Hertz.
Uniqueness, equivalence, reciprocity, image theory and radiation conditions.
Radiation from simple sources; alternate representations.
Plane aperture and Gaussian beam radiation.
Dipole radiation over a half-space.
Radiation and scattering from cylinders.
Diffraction from a conducting wedge.
Propagation and scattering in waveguides.
Propagation and scattering in periodic media.
Green's theorems and Green's functions.
Integral equations for conductor scattering, aperture scattering, and thin antennas.
Perturbation and variational methods.
I have arranged to have the following books put on reserve in the Engineering Library for this course:
The text is intended to be all that is needed for the course, but other books may offer a different perspective on certain topics, which can for some people be more illuminating than the one given in the text.Please read the information on disabilities, religious observances, standards of behavior and academic integrity.
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